Quality and environment
Soup and sauce
Mayonnaise and dressing
Processed cheese and cheese analogues
Potex - Potato fiber
Lyckeby Careful - Clean Label
Service and technical support
The European Court of Justice's decision on mutagenesis questioned by expert researchers.
The European Court of Justice recently came up with a ruling on how to interpret the use of mutagenesis in an existing GMO directive. The European Court of Justice believes that mutagenesis, except when using toxic chemicals or radiation to introduce random and multiple mutations, should be regulated under the GMO Directive. They want to distinguish between crops with the same type of mutations and regulate crops where the mutation is introduced with full control. Swedish industry and Swedish researchers are questioning the judgment and point out many shortcomings and factual errors. "It is obvious that scientific facts have been insufficiently gathered and scrutinized " the researchers argue.
Increased sustainability by using CRISPR-Cas9 in plant breeding
Sweden's starch producers, in collaboration with SLU, and using the CRISPR-Cas9 plant processing technology, have developed a potato that will drastically reduce current chemical use.
Implementing blends at FrostFood
FrostFood is today an important customer of Lyckeby Culinar in Czech Republic. They manufacture a large range of frozen food meals dedicated for domestic and export markets. We wanted to find out more about the challenges in implementing new ingredient blends in a process. What factors are important? We got a chance to ask Veronika Adamcova, Development Manager at Lyckeby Culinar about the project.
Thirty years of re-shaping the food industry in Central Europe
This year, it is thirty years ago Marie Vavrova started to work with potato starch, modified starches and blends at Lyckeby Culinar in Czech Republic. The name of the company at that time was Skrobarny Horazdovice and a lot of things has happened during these three decades. We got a chance to catch up with Marie Vavrova, Managing Director for Lyckeby Culinar, to learn more about the important changes in Central Europe.
Developing a clean label mix for bakery filling
We wanted to find out more about the challenges and solutions when developing a bake stable mix for bakery filling. Read for more information from our Product Development Manager Michal Korzycki in Poland.
Creating the unforgettable pizza cheese moment - using potato starch
Pizza and toppings with melted cheese is a loved delicacy all over the world. Everybody is looking for that perfect feeling of melted strings of cheese. Now, it is possible to make a pizza cheese using modified potato starch to get the right meltability and stretch.
Take aways from CFIA in France 2018
We got a chance to talk to Jeremy Howes at Firmalis, the Lyckeby distributor in France. They have just been exhibiting at CFIA in Rennes and we wanted to learn the most important take aways from the team at Firmalis.
The perfect see-through appearance in sweet chili sauce - using potato starch
Sweet chili sauce is a great complement to your dumplings, stir fry, wok, curry or pasta dish. Working at Lyckeby, we make our sweet chili sauce with modified potato starch, suitable to achieve the right viscosity during a long shelf life. Above all, potato starch is transparent and allows the sauce to get the perfect shiny see-through appearance.
Report from FIC Shanghai 2018
What was shown and discussed in Shanghai last week? We got a chance to talk to Edith Jiang, Technical Manager at Lyckeby Shanghai to find out more of her learnings from Food Ingredients China that was organized in Shanghai between March 22-24, 2018.
A new potato is born – natural storage stable
The new potato can be a key factor on our path toward the green starch factory, says Sales & Development Director Mathias Samuelsson. It provides us with natural storage stable properties and we can therefore produce stable starch ingredients with less modification.
Lyckeby supports Team Rynkeby – God Morgon to assist children with critical illnesses
Lyckeby decided to join the fight against critical illnesses affecting children and become an active sponsor of Team Rynkeby – God Morgon. The team is a Nordic charity cycling team with the goal to raise as much money as possible to help children with critical illnesses. Every summer, Team Rynkeby – God Morgon cycles to Paris, a 1200 km trip.
Make long-lasting juiciness a reality
Who would not want that juicy bite of a blueberry cupcake to be long lasting? Imagine the retained moisture which increases the perception of freshness and juiciness. Add a stable consistency during shelf life, and you gain the advantages of “topping up” your recipe with Lyckeby Careful 250 C.
The best new products in 2018
We offer a broad range of cost-efficient specialty starches: clean label (E-number free) starch, modified starch, potato fiber, dextrin, OSA starch for spray drying and native/organic/ potato starch.
Increased yield with the superman of fibers
The new training workshop – the Superman of Fibers – takes you through all the aspects in working with the Lyckeby potato fiber, Potex. During the last year, our application team has reviewed reports and recipes and conducted several application tests with Potex. The team is now ready to train our partners in a half day workshop – “the Superman of Fibers”.
On the path toward the green starch factory
Lyckeby is a company owned by farmers and is therefore a company with close connection to nature and an active part of the whole value chain from potato to starch. To be able to do this, we sell potato seeds to the farmers and then Lyckeby advisory service is there to support the farmers and give them advice about how to irrigate, fertilize and other important aspects of growing potato. We met up with Alexandra Rolén, Process Engineer at Lyckeby, to find out a bit more what sustainability means for the production of the company.
Continued strong growth for Lyckeby
All companies within the Swedish Starch Producers cooperative – Lyckeby, Culinar, Kockens and sister companies outside Sweden – show growth with good profitability.
This is how we pack ingredients at Lyckeby
The new upgraded packing line at Lyckeby gives us better possibilities for a safe, consistent and stable pallet leaving our factory.
Best wishes for 2018!
The team at Lyckeby would like to thank all our customers and partners for making 2017 an exciting and eventful year. We have truly enjoyed every minute of supporting our customers. The daily life at Lyckeby is, of course, filled with difficult challenges, but in the end, it feels great to support important progress in the food industry. We look forward to be a part of your future projects. You can be sure that we will do what we can to improve our service and support in order to earn your future trust. Looking ahead towards 2018, we wish you all a successful year!
A proud 90-year anniversary for the Swedish starch producer
During the recent 90 years Lyckeby has made huge developments within the company and are proud to say that today Lyckeby is larger and more active than ever before. Pål Nilsson, Chairman of the board of SSF for Lyckeby Starch since 2009 concludes when we caught up with him.
Lyckeby in Mexico
DVA is the Lyckeby partner in Mexico with great competence in food processing and usage of ingredients. Oscar Silverbern, Louise Rolander and Eva Edlund Tjernberg from Lyckeby went to Mexico in the beginning of December in order to find out more about the Mexican food market and an important training focusing on applications in meat, processed cheese, fruit preparations and sauces/salsas.
Food Ingredients Europe –the most important ingredient event
The international team from Lyckeby are now back home after an intensive week in Frankfurt. Lovely to see visitors from all over the world and very rewarding to discuss about possible projects/challenges or opportunities with starch, fiber and protein. From our point of view, FiE proved again to be the most important event for food ingredients.
Two tough new products in the Lyckeby Careful range
Lyckeby Careful 270 and 290 are two new products developed for UHT-processes, and are a part of the clean label range Careful from Lyckeby. We asked Eva Edlund Tjernberg, a Product developer in application team at Lyckeby to explain more.
Consumers are serious about clean label
A study conducted by Label Insight in the US, confirms that consumers today want to be aware of what they eat but they get confused when reading the label on products. If they do not understand what the product contain of, they will consider changing to another brand.
The secret of great strings in pizza cheese
Lyckeby CheeseApp is a starch portfolio that makes it possible to efficiently manufacture high-quality products in the processed cheese segment. Lyckeby, the innovative Swedish starch producer have done it again, they recently released a completely new range of starches for the purpose of producing processed cheese. We caught up with Mia Henrysson from the application development team at Lyckeby to learn more about what is important for a perfect cheese and factors of importance achieving a satisfactory melt and stretch.
Enrich and replace with a new protein
Lyckeby and its partner Gramkow, Brazil, introduced Lyckeby Potato Protein to a curious group of visitors at the Food Ingredients exhibition in Sao Paolo. There is a clear interest in alternative protein sources to be used for enrichment of food, but also replacing parts of the animal protein in products, concludes Lyckeby Product Manager Johnny Randrup.
Food Ingredients Europe - you are invited
At Lyckeby, we are gearing up for the important meeting point, Food Ingredients Europe, in Frankfurt on November 28-30, 2017. We look forward to seeing our partners, customers and hopefully many potential customers in Frankfurt, says Evelyn Ludwig Marklin, Business Support Officer at Lyckeby.
Potex - the superman of fibers
Potex is a pure natural product produced from the cell walls from potatoes, where no chemicals are added during the process. It is a product that is very good at binding water and it can replace products such as fat, milk powder etc.
Lyckeby and Ingredion announce Strategic Alliance
Manchester, UK, 7th August 2017 – Lyckeby, the Swedish manufacturer of potato-based starch and fibre products has today formed a new strategic alliance with Ingredion. Under the new agreement, Ingredion will exclusively distribute various potato starch and waxy barley ingredients from Lyckeby’s portfolio across specific countries in Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia Pacific.
Lyckeby expands its ownership in Solam GmbH and Solam AB
Lyckeby acquires 100% of the companies Solam GmbH and Solam AB from first of July, 2017. Solam GmbH and Solam AB sell modified starches to the paper industry in the Nordic region and Continental Europe. The former shareholder Emsland Stärke in Germany will continue to deliver products to Solam. The operations of Solam GmbH and Solam AB will not be affected by the ownership change. The new office for the German company is located in Nordhorn, Germany. The current General Manager remains and will extend his time in the company.
Why Potato brings out a better taste
Potato starch is often tested and compared with cereal starches like corn starch and wheat starch. Learn more about the unique properties of potato in this article.
Tips for a cleaner label
It is important to make the labels shorter and easier to understand for the consumer. Removing additives with long difficult sounding names, replacing with ingredients which are perceived as more natural is a strong trend today.
Strong ties with Japanese market
After almost twenty-five years of cooperation with our Japanese partners Oji Corn Starch and Mitsui, Lyckeby have created an interesting business in Japan.
Looking to replace part of your Pectin?
Anna Randrup, Global Business Manager at Lyckeby Starch, started to work with projects to reduce the dependency of Pectin in 2015. The first challenge was a fruit preparation including 0,3% pectin.
Lyckeby at CBM12 in Vienna
Driven by the Lyckeby strategic focus on sustainability, Kalle Johansson was sent to attend the conference CBM12 in Vienna, the 12th Carbohydrate Bioengineering Meeting. The conference is a network of stakeholders from academia and the industry, all interested in carbohydrate bio-engineering.
Lyckeby celebrates ten years in Shanghai
Lyckeby Starch grabbed the opportunity to celebrate its first ten years in Shanghai during the busy exhibition, FIC, in Shanghai, March 24-26, 2017. A lot has happened during the latest decade after Lyckeby established our own company in the Chinese market.
Offering tips for a cleaner label at FIC Shanghai
Lyckeby Starch took part of a well-attended technical seminar at Food Ingredients China. The seminar was hosted by a close customer, Beijing Scitop Bio-Tech Co., Ltd.. The topic for the presentation was opportunities for a cleaner label with the help of Lyckeby Careful, the new range of E-number free starches from Lyckeby.
Lyckeby and distributor Firmalis at CFIA in France
The CFIA exhibiton in the city of Rennes took place on March 7-9, 2017. Lyckeby supported our partner Firmalis in meetings with existing and potential customers.
Strong group result from Lyckeby
The Swedish Lyckeby Group celebrates its 90-year anniversary with a strong result for 2016. All entities in the Swedish based Lyckeby Group, Lyckeby Starch, Lyckeby Culinar, Kockens, as well as international based companies, reports growth with a satisfactory profitability from 2016. PRESS RELEASE
New potato variety produces starch with natural storage stability properties.
The starch can be used in many food applications without any modification. A major step towards a more environmentally friendly manufacturing.
Lyckeby Potato Protein - Creating new consumer value
Lyckeby Potato protein was sucessfully launched at the 9th Protein Summit 2016 in Lille, France.
Lyckeby Potato Protein
Lyckeby Potato protein is a new, modern, vegetable food grade protein source. It is well suited for protein enrichment in bread or replacement of animal proteins in meat products.
Lyckeby CheeseApp starch range for processed cheese
Our new specialty starch range - Lyckeby CheeseApp - is exqusively developed and designed to improve product quality and profitability for producers of processed cheese.
Lyckeby Starch at Chinese food exhibition
We wish to thank all visitors at our stand at the food exhibition Food Ingredients China 2016, held in Shanghai in March.
Sucessful cooperation with Firmalis at CFIA, Rennes, France.
Lyckeby Starch participated at the CFIA exhibition together with our French distributor Firmalis.
Lyckeby Careful clean label starch
We are proud to launch a new modern clean label starch range that combines neutral taste, white colour and appetizing appearance with high functional performance.
Job opportunity: Food Product Developer
This job is appointed.
Lyckeby Starch AB invest SEK 100 million, improving the utilization of potato raw material.
The Board of Lyckeby Starch AB has decided to invest SEK 100 million in the Lister Starch Factory in Mjällby, Sweden.
Swedish starch from Lyckeby exports to Iran
Great interest in Iran for food starches from Lyckeby.
Lyckeby at Food Ingredients Istanbul, May 13 -15
Lyckeby exhibited at the food fair Food Ingredient Istanbul together with Demeter Kimya, our distributor in Turkey.
Lyckeby Starch exhibits at CFIA , Rennes, France together with our new distributor Firmalis.
We wish to thank all visitors at our stand during the exhibition days 10 -12 March. It was a pleasure to meet with you and we really look forward to further contacts regarding our starch and fiber offer.